Confined spaces are present all over the world, According to an estimate by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Authority (OSHA) that two million workers annually enter in confined spaces. In the world, many workers are injured and killed each year while working in confined spaces. The victims of confined space accidents include workers, engineering and technical people, supervisors and managers.
Key Characteristics that define a Confined Space:
<• Substantially enclosed
<• Hazardous place i.e. not designed for human occupancy
<• Suffocating and not comfortable to enter
<• Natural hazards, due to its location or contents.
<• Oxygen deficient or toxic atmosphere
<• Bad conditions due to work previously happened
<• Entrapment, crushing or falling objects
<• Rapid Explosions or fires
<• Temperature Extremes
<• Amplified noises
<• Unstable or dangerous work surfaces
Permit Required Confined Spaces:
Responsibilities of a Confined Space Instructor:
<• Must understand the hazards that may occur anytime in a confined space
<• Should immediately available in case of any emergency situation
<• Aware of work procedures and reducing assessments for safe workplace.
<• Is directly responsible for work being performed in the confined work place.
<• Should maintain proper communication with the worker in the permitted space.
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